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Cardiology Management

New Way to Prevent Heart Disease

2016 16 Feb

Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and colleagues made a landmark discovery four years ago that linked intestinal bacteria to heart disease. The team found the bacterial waste product TMAO is formed when the digestive system digests nutrients carnitine and choline. High levels of TMAO are associated with higher rates of... Read more

Cardiology Management

Treating Heart Disease Through the Gut

2015 19 Dec

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have shown that by targeting microbes in the gut, it may be possible to prevent heart disease caused by nutrients contained in a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products. The research is published in Cell .  This is the first time this approach has been adopted and is baed on a previous discovery that TMAO... Read more